Charlie Day

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Charlie Day
Charlie Day by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Born Charles Peckham Day
(1976-02-09) February 9, 1976 (age 39)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor, screenwriter, producer, musician
Years active 2000–present
Spouse(s) Mary Elizabeth Ellis (m. 2006)
Children 1

Charles Peckham "Charlie" Day (born February 9, 1976)[1] is an American actor, musician, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for playing Charlie Kelly on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia,[2] and for his roles in the films Horrible Bosses (2011), Monsters University (2013), Pacific Rim (2013), The Lego Movie (2014), and Horrible Bosses 2 (2014).

Early life[edit]

Day was born in New York City, New York. His mother, Mary (née Peckham), was a piano teacher at The Pennfield School in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. His father, Dr. Thomas Charles Day, is a retired professor of music history and music theory at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island.[3] His father is of Italian and Irish descent, and his mother has English, with remote Irish and Welsh, ancestry.[4] Day spent most of his childhood in Middletown, Rhode Island.

He attended Pennfield School and graduated from the Portsmouth Abbey School, both in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Day starred on the baseball team at the Portsmouth Abbey School, playing shortstop for the Ravens. He received a bachelor's degree from Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts, being one of the first in the school's history to major in Fine Arts. At Merrimack, he was active in the Onstagers Dramatic Society and played on the school's varsity baseball team. During the summers of his college years, he was active in the training programs at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Career[edit]

Day at the premiere for Horrible Bosses in August 2011.

Besides playing Charlie Kelly on the hit FX television series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, he is also the show's executive producer and one of its writers. He has also appeared on several other television shows such as Third Watch, Law & Order, and Reno 911!.

He appeared in New Line Cinema's Horrible Bosses in July 2011, with Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, and Jamie Foxx.[5] He also had a role in the 2010 film Going the Distance, alongside Justin Long, Jason Sudeikis, and Drew Barrymore. In 2013, he voiced a character named Art in the Pixar animated film Monsters University and appeared in Guillermo del Toro's film Pacific Rim. Day is set to reprise his role for the Pacific Rim sequel.[6]

Day has also been a producer for the television shows How to Be a Gentleman and Unsupervised.

Day hosted the November 5, 2011 episode of Saturday Night Live (SNL) with Maroon 5 as the musical guest. He was the second cast member from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia to host SNL (after Danny DeVito, though DeVito hosted SNL before It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia premiered). DeVito made a special appearance during Day's opening monologue.[7]

In September 2014, Day provided his voice for The Sims 4 TV spots.

Personal life[edit]

Day has been married to actress Mary Elizabeth Ellis since March 4, 2006.[8] They met in 2001 and were dating in 2004 when they co-starred as incestuous siblings on Reno 911.[9] Ellis has a recurring role on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia as "The Waitress", a coffee shop employee and an object of obsession for Day's character.[9] The couple had their first child, a son named Russell Wallace Day, on December 15, 2011.[10]

Day has written and improvised some of the music featured in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Mary and Rhoda Mailroom Kid Television film
2001 Late Summer Trevor Short film
2001 Campfire Stories Joe Boner
2002 Bad Company Stoner Uncredited
2005 Love Thy Neighbor Video Clerk
2008 A Quiet Little Marriage Adam
2010 Going the Distance Dan
2011 Horrible Bosses Dale Arbus
2013 Monsters University Art Voice
2013 Pacific Rim Newt Geiszler
2013 Party Central Art Voice
2014 The Lego Movie Benny Voice
2014 Horrible Bosses 2 Dale Arbus
2015 The Hollars Jason
2015 Vacation

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Madigan Men Clerk Episode: "Three Guys, a Girl and a Conversation Nook"
2001 Law & Order Jeremy Episode: "Swept Away - A Very Special Episode"
2001–2004 Third Watch Michael Boscorelli 5 episodes
2003 Luis Richie
2004 Reno 911! Inbred Twin Episode: "Not Without My Mustache"
2005–present It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Charlie Kelly Producer, screenwriter
2008 Boldly Going Nowhere Pilot
Producer, writer
2011 Saturday Night Live Host Episode: "Charlie Day/Maroon 5"
2012 Unsupervised Jesse Judge Voice
Episode: "Jesse Judge Lawncare Incorporated"
2012 Saturday Night Live Congressman Fenton Worthington Carrey Episode: "Jamie Foxx/Ne-Yo"
2012 American Dad! Meth Head Voice
Episode: "Ad-Ventures in Hayleysitting"
2014 Drunk History Allan Pinkerton Episode: "Baltimore"
2014–present Robot Cartoons Smiles Voice

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2013 Disney Infinity Art

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Film/Show Result
2011 Critics' Choice Television Award Best Actor in a Comedy Series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Nominated
Satellite Award Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Behind The Voice Actors - Charlie Day". Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  2. ^ Kate Ward (18 November 2009). "'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia': The cast tells their story". EW.com. Entertainment Weekly Inc. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Salve Regina University (2012). "Faculty". Salve Regina University. Salve Regina University. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Charlie Day : Biography". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  5. ^ Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub (11 May 2010). "Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Colin Farrell in Talks for HORRIBLE BOSSES for Director Seth Gordon". Collider.com. IndieClick Film Network. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  6. ^ Nemiroff, Perri (November 24, 2014). "Guillermo del Toro Says PACIFIC RIM 2 Begins a Few Years After PACIFIC RIM in a Kaiju-Free World; Charlie Day and Burn Gorman to Return". Collider. 
  7. ^ Semigran, Aly (6 November 2011). "'Saturday Night Live' recap: Turning back the clock on Charlie Day(light savings time)". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  8. ^ Mary Elizabeth Ellis at the Internet Movie Database
  9. ^ a b Interview with Charlie Day & Mary Elizabeth Ellis, MonsterFresh.com
  10. ^ Jessica Alba, on Jessica Alba: How I Handle the Paparazzi (2012-03-14). "Charlie Day, Mary Elizabeth Ellis Welcome Son Russell Wallace – Moms & Babies – Celebrity Babies and Kids - Moms & Babies - People.com". Celebritybabies.people.com. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  11. ^ David Wolinsky (26 October 2010). "RANDOM RULES Charlie Day". A.V. Club. Onion Inc. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 

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